7D6H Sarawak Birding Package

Bakalalan + Paya Maga + Klias

Day 01 – 30 September 2019
Venue : Kuching – Miri
Notes : No Meal.
Take evening flight from Kuching to Miri then transfer to Airport Transit Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 – 1 October 2019
Venue : Miri – Bakalalan
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Transfer to Miri Airport after breakfast, take domestic flight to Bakalalan. Upon arrival check in to Bakalalan Homestay. After lunch proceed to nearby forest for birding and aim to spot endemic species like Whitehead’s Spiderhunter, Whitehead’s Broadbill, Fruithunter, Mountain Serpant Eagle, Black-throated Wren babbler, Bornean Stubtail, Bornean Spiderhunter, Bornean Barbet, Mountain Barbet, Golden-naped Barbet, Bare-headed Laughing-thrush, Chestnut-hooded Laughing Thrush, Bornean Whistler & etc. Meanwhile, aim to spot some attractive resident birds like Rufous-tailed Jungle Flycatcher, Ferruginous Partridge, Orange-breasted Trogon, Dark Hawk Cuckoo, Common Green Magpie & etc. Dinner is provided. After dinner transfer to nearby forest for Dulit Frogmouth.

Day 03 – 2 October 2019
Venue : Bakalalan
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast full day birding around the village and AIM to spots more endemic and resident birds. Lunch and dinner is provided. After dinner overnight stay at Bakalalan Homestay.

Day 04 – 3 October 2019
Venue : Bakalalan – Paya Maga
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast overland 3 hours to Paya Maga Highlands ~ The highland is covered with secondary forest species occur along the logging road with abundance of Macaranga, Encompasses the stretch of logging road from where the road begins past Gunung Do’a (850 m) to the base of the Paya Maga Camp Site (1050 m). Habitat along the road consists of mixed dipterocarp and lower montane forest. Occasional patches of undisturbed forest remain particularly on the steep gradients montane heath forest. Upon arrival walk about 5km and birding along the old logging road and aim to spot endemic species like Bulwer’s Pheasant, Black Oriole, Bornean Banded Pitta, Blue-banded Pitta, Hose’s Broadbill and etc.. Lunch & dinner is provided, after dinner proceed for night walk and aim to spot Bornean Frogmouth. Overnight at Paya Maga wooden house.

Day 05 – 4 October 2019
Venue : Paya Maga
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast continue for birding and aim to spot more endemic species like Bornean Leafbird, Bornean Bulbul, Pygmy Ibon, Bornean Banded Kingfisher, Bornean Treepie, Chestnut-crested Yuhina and etc. Meanwhile aim to spot some attractive resident bird like Rail Babbler, Collared Owlet, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Jambu Fruit Dove, White-necked Babbler, Eyebrowed Wren-babbler, Termminck’s Babbler, Scaly-breasted Bulbul, Finsch’s Bulbul, Olive-backed Woodpecker, Rufous-collared Kingfisher, Diard’s Trogon, Red-bearded Bee-eater & etc. Lunch and dinner is provided and overnight at Paya Maga Wooden House.

Day 06 – 5 October 2019
Venue : Paya Maga – Beaufort
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
After breakfast, continue birding till noon then trekking back to the drop off point and overland 3-4 hours by 4WD to Beaufort.

Day 07 – 6 October 2019
Venue : Beaufort – Klias – Kota Kinabalu
Notes : Breakfast / Lunch
Morning proceed to Klias Wetland for Hook-billed Bulbul, Grey-breasted Babbler, Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker, Red-crown Barbet, Chestnut-bellied Malkoha and etc. Lunch en route, after lunch overland to Kota Kinabalu Airport for your flight to next destination.

Package Rate : (Twin Share)
2 persons – USD2,425.00 per person.
4 persons – USD1,725.00 per person.
6 persons – USD1,600.00 per person.

Rate Includes :

  • 01 night accommodation at Miri.
  • 02 nights accommodation at Bakalalan Homestay.
  • 02 nights accommodation at Paya Maga wooden house. (Mosquitoes net, mattress & sleeping bag is provided).
  • 01 night accommodation at Beaufort.
  • 7 days 6 nights birding at Klias, Paya Maga & Bakalalan with night walk & entrance fee.
  • All meals & land transfer as stated as in the itinerary.
  • Porters for carrying food, drinking water & camping set.
  • Experience English Speaking bird guide.

Excludes : International & domestic Airfare (Kuching to Miri & Miri to Bakalalan), Airport tax, meals not stated, travel insurance, personal miscellaneous expenses.

THINGS TO bring YOURSELVES : Rubber boots for muddy trails


  • Camera, Binoculars, Head lamp/Torchlight. (LED)
  • Toiletries, bath towel / sarong, toilet paper, windbreaker , raincoat, flat shoes with good gripping-soles & a pair of slippers.
  • At least one day’s drinking water for yourself on the first day of hike.
  • Sun protection (appropriate clothing, hat, sunscreen) for the logging road. (open exposed under sun), basic First Aids and personal medication.
    • Optional

      • Air pillow for more comfortable sleep
      • Energy snacks to nibble along the way between meals
      • Insect repellent


      • waterproof your backpack and travel documents / electronics
      • Travel documents – please bring a copy of your e-ticket (in case the system is down) and your identity card / passport (for check in at the airport)
        • Validity : 31st December 2019.